By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
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"The Amazing Spider-Man" — Marc Webb's reboot of Sam Raimi's 2002 kickoff to the popular and profitable superhero franchise — has managed to charm critics and audiences despite the fact that, almost to a man, everyone who has seen the film has declared it unnecessary.
"I didn't much want to like 'The Amazing Spider-Man' on two conflicting grounds at once: its redundancy and its infidelity, the fact that it was telling an over-familiar story and the fact that it was telling it wrong," wrote Chris Orr in a largely positive review for the Atlantic.